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PortBUG: Candidates Support for Active Transport – Local Gov’t Elections…

Read Active Transport Statements from Candidates at the Port Adelaide Bicycle Forum. Hi Folks, PortBUG has a simple message in this post – ‘Vote for Cycling’! The Local Government elections are coming up soon. You’ll receive your election papers in the post. … Continue reading

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Invitation to a PortBUG Survey Ride.

Hi Bicycle Folks,    This coming Sunday morning, 7th Oct. the PortBUG will conduct an informal review ride – a ‘saddle-survey’ – of the Port Adelaide-to-City section of the Outer Harbour Greenway. This stretch of the Greenway runs for 13km from … Continue reading

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PortBUG News: Where’s the Money Coming From…?

Note: See below for a Form Letter that you can send to Min. Stephan Knoll. Each year PA/E staff and the PortBUG come up with a program of targeted projects taken from those identified in its Bike Plan as well … Continue reading

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PortBUG News: New PREXY Bikeway announced…

Dedicated cycling and walking track planned to connect Gawler to Port Adelaide… From Ashleigh Pisani in the Northern Weekly Messenger yesterday, September 25 (and thanks to DPTI for the alert!) ‘CYCLISTS will soon be able to travel “safely” from Port … Continue reading

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PortBUG News: New Bike Parking on the O.H Greenway.

The City of Charles Sturt has advised that over the next 4-6 weeks, the bike lockers next to the Woodville Train Station (see below) will be replaced with a new Bike Parking Cage. This card-accessible enclosure will provide more access … Continue reading

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Port BUG News: Invitation to a Special Event!

‘Critical Mass’ Photo Shoot. Hosted by Westside BUG and the Bicycle Institute of South Australia. Do you recognise this picture? It was taken many years ago outside the Council offices in Munster, Germany to illustrate for town authorities the reason why they … Continue reading

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PortBUG News: Post-Budget & New Project Updates.

1. Causeway Road, Semaphore. This extremely busy designated freight route runs through the middle of Semaphore and Port Adelaide’s residential areas. It features primary schools at both ends, two rail stations with associated pedestrian crossings, a pub and access to several residential … Continue reading

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PortBUG: PA/E Council Bike Plans, 2018-19 & Beyond…

1.  Causeway Road Bikeways:  This project (actually part of 2017-18 investment) appears to almost be finished with just line marking and the surfacing of the pathway adjacent to Glanville Station to be finished. It will provide linked off-road bikeways (also for … Continue reading

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PortBUG: New Causeway Road Bikeways…

  Work is nearing completion on the new shared-use pathways along Causeway Road at Semaphore and Ethelton. Causeway Road has long been a hazardous route for cyclists as well as pedestrians and users of mobility devices. It’s a designated heavy … Continue reading

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PortBUG: Hart Street Redevelopment Starting Monday…

The PortBUG has been informed that work will begin tomorrow – Monday August 6th – on road works for the redevelopment of Hart Street, Semaphore. We thought it might be worth posting yet again about this important project – this time in … Continue reading

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PortBUG: South Road Bicycle Overpass Now Open!

Finally, after a number of false starts the Outer Harbor Greenway’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Overpass at South Road is now open for business. Wendy and her T2T colleagues were on hand for this morning’s low-key ‘ribbon-cutting’. Actually it was just a … Continue reading

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PortBUG: Hart Street Redevelopment – July 30th Update.

Streets for People: Hart Street
 Project Update!  Readers may already know that this project is a joint DPTI and Port Adelaide/Enfield Council redevelopment of Hart St, Semaphore between the Jervois Bridge and Military Road. It forms part of the State … Continue reading

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PortBUG: Dutch Roundabouts in South Australia.

Readers may have noted in a recent PortBUG post that DPTI were – until recently – considering the installation of a ‘Dutch-style’ roundabout at the junction of Hart and Carlisle streets as part of their redevelopment of Hart St, Semaphore. … Continue reading

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PortBUG: History in the Making – South Road Overpass Opening!

An update from the Torrens2Torrens Project today tells us that “Weather permitting, the shared use path is scheduled to be open at 8am, Tuesday 31st July. There will still be some finishing works to complete along the shared use path and as such, … Continue reading

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PortBUG: New Causeway Road Bikeways!

At long last work has started on the new Causeway Road Bikeways that will provide a safe off-road shared-use cycling route between Semaphore Road and Bower Road. The Bikeways are being constructed by Port Adelaide/Enfield Council as part of its … Continue reading

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PortBUG: Progress on the Greenway, July 2018…

The next and penultimate phase of construction on the Outer Harbor Greenway – the link over South Road from Croydon through to Bowden – is due to open at the end of this month. A survey ride this last weekend … Continue reading

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There are new Greenways out there – Let’s find them…

Hi Bicycle Users,  We’ve heard that a new State Bike Plan may soon be coming down the path! It will replace ‘Safety in Numbers’ which ran its course in 2010! The Bicycle Institute is now looking for your ideas for potential ‘new Greenways’ for … Continue reading

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PortBUG: Important Updates from DPTI!

The PortBUG recently met with Gemma Kernich, Unit Manager – Infrastructure, Planning & Investment Section, DPTI. We had asked Gemma to provide important updates on some of the projects and issues that we’ve been focussing on over the last few … Continue reading

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PortBUG: World Bike Day, June 3rd, 2018.

World Bike Day 2018 in Adelaide was marked by a jointly organised BISA/Bike SA Community Ride from Victoria Park to Elder Park on a beautiful Adelaide day! Several hundred bicyclists turned up to show support for bicycle use in our city. … Continue reading

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PortBUG: New Chief Street Bike Bridge to open late July…

From a T2T Project update published today… “As part of the Torrens Road to River Torrens Project, the T2T Alliance will be installing a shared use path bridge across Chief Street, on the northern side of the Outer Harbor rail bridge. … Continue reading

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PortBUG: Latest on the Outer Harbour Greenway, May 2018.

Jilden at AdelaideCyclists has posted some nice pictures and a short summary of the state of play on the OHG at Bowden. He says: “The first section from the Park lands to the old Bowden station and Drayton/East St is … Continue reading

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PortBUG: New Hart Street Bikeway Redevelopment, April 2018.

Commencement of the long-awaited joint PA/E Council/DPTI Hart Street Redevelopment Project has been announced. Hart Street is a major arterial road connecting the Port CBD & Inner Harbour with Semaphore’s beach and coastal suburbs, as well as the Coast Park bikeway. … Continue reading

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PortBUG: PA/E Bike Plan Implementation Update, April 2018.

  As readers may be aware the Port Adelaide/Enfield Bike Plan 2015-20 still has a couple of years left to run. Overall it is an ambitious program of works ranging from major new ‘A to B’ bikeways through to a myriad of … Continue reading

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PortBUG: Torrens Junction/Outer Harbour Greenway Update.

Torrens Junction Project: UPDATE – March to May 2018 (edited for brevity!) Major construction works on the Torrens Rail Junction Project are complete however some construction activities are required before handing back to the Community. These include: March 2018: Remaining … Continue reading

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PortBUG: 2018 Election & Beyond…

With a view to the expiration of the current Port Adelaide/Enfield Bike Plan in 2020 (and the subsequent provision of a new Plan), the PortBUG is undertaking a review of our goals and infrastructure targets. We’ll be developing a brief … Continue reading

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PortBUG: Election 2018 – BISA Seeks $75 million for Cycling…

The Bicycle Institute of SA (BISA) has today called on political parties at the coming March elections to allocate $75 million a year for 4 years to fund a RAPID and SIGNIFICANT increase in cycle funding. The demands are outlined in … Continue reading

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PortBUG: Port Dock Railway Station Consultation.

PortBUG recently met with the Port Dock rail station Project Team to discuss key issues for cycling and Active Transport. Ours was their first discussion with the community – more general consultation will occur in the next few weeks. Here’s … Continue reading

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Test: PortBUG blog to new f/book group…

Just a test – but please check out the new PortBUG blog post here. Port Dock Rail Station consultations, join our new new facebook Bike Forum, Coast Park progress, Council planning for 2018-19.

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PortBUG: Port Dock Station, PA/E Bike Plan, 2018-19…

1. New Port Adelaide Bicycle Forum: After considerable late-night angst (your editor is not part of the ‘social media’ generation), we have an on-line forum for sharing ideas to make the Port Adelaide/Enfield Council Area a better place for bikes and … Continue reading

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Good morning – Test post from PortBUG.

Just testing the publishing link from the PortBUG website and blog to our new facebook group – The Port Adelaide Bicycle Forum. Please consider joining up. Sam Powrie, Secretary, PortBUG.

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